How will new standings tiebreakers affect the LA Galaxy?

08 August 12:41 pm

How will new standings tiebreakers affect the LA Galaxy?

By Adam Serrano

On Wednesday, the MLS' Board of Governors unveiled their new tie-breaker rules for the 2012 playoffs to the public and the change could have a major impact on the LA Galaxy.  

The most important change is that MLS has opted to use Goals For as the first standings tie-breaker with Goal Differential being moved to the second determinant of standings positioning (A complete look at the tiebreaker rules can be found here). This could benefit the Galaxy as the club is has currently scored 39 goals this season -- the second best total in MLS, six behind the first place San Jose Earthquakes -- and goal differetial of zero. 

What are your thoughts on the tie-breaker switch? Will this help the Galaxy or hurt them?